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Four-star RB/ATH Vernon Jackson signs with Texas A&M

Better late than never!

Tom Hauck for Student Sports

It took a little bit longer than expected, but four-star athlete Vernon Jackson has officially become the 23rd member of the Texas A&M Aggies’ 2018 recruiting class.

Jackson, a one-time Alabama commit, reportedly signed his letter of intent Monday evening, but it was left unconfirmed by the football program, leading to speculation that perhaps Alabama, Texas or TCU had convinced him not to fax it in at the eleventh hour. But regardless of the reasoning, he is an Aggie now.

Jackson played several positions for Boling High School, and most schools recruited him as a linebacker or defensive end, but Jimbo Fisher reportedly wanted the 6’3”, 240-pound bruiser to play running back. That gives A&M four running backs in this class, with Jackson joining longtime verbal pledge Deneric Prince and fellow signing day commits Jashaun Corbin and Charles Strong.

The Aggies’ 2018 class now stands at 23 commits and is ranked 17th in the country, according to 247 Sports.

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